Jack was born more than three months early. He has made remarkable progress but continues to face health issues, as his mum Jenny explains. New research is looking at the role infection can play in causing premature birth.
Paediatric neurologist Dr Manju Kurian was awarded one of our Research Training Fellowships back in 2008. This kick-started her career in medical research and we’ve been delighted to see how successful she’s since become.
Join us for our easiest, tastiest fundraising event on Thursday 28 June.
At just 10 months old Finley had his first major operation to rebuild his skull. With Action funding, specialists are testing a new treatment approach for craniosynostosis. This could improve surgery in the future for children like Finley.
Scarlet fever is currently experiencing a worrying comeback and the bacteria that cause it can sometimes trigger more dangerous illnesses. New research aims to reduce the spread.
Daily physical activity is important for healthy growth and development. But sadly, that’s not always easy for children with cerebral palsy – the commonest childhood physical disability.
Children develop at different rates but missed milestones can be an early sign of problems. Dr Samantha Johnson and her team are fine-tuning a questionnaire, which aims to make it easier to spot developmental delay and learning difficulties.
The Heading family are close to raising an incredible £10,000 through a Tribute Fund set up in the name of their baby son.
Around 100 young children a year are diagnosed with a cancer called neuroblastoma. Sadly some, like Felix, don’t survive. Research funded by Action has tested new drug combinations aimed at making treatment more effective, to try and save more lives.
Research funded by Action has made important steps towards developing a blood test that could be used in early pregnancy to identify women who are at high risk of going into labour too soon.
Action funding has helped to refine a technology called functional electrical stimulation to treat a conditon called dropped foot. It is now helping children like Finn, a talented footballer in the Chelsea Foundation's Disability Inclusion Programme.
We were sad to learn that Professor Heinz Wolff, best known for presenting the popular BBC TV show The Great Egg Race in the1980s, died at the end of 2017.
A host of cycling stars turned out to support our Champions of CycleSport dinner at the end of last year. And we were thrilled to see the total amount raised over eight years of this glittering event hit the magic £1.5 million mark.
Convenience store chain One Stop is celebrating a major milestone – raising an amazing £250,000. For one month every year since 2012, branches across the UK have proudly displayed Action collection boxes on their countertops.
Why husband and wife Jim and Jeanetta Darrah took on the new London Landmarks Half Marathon for Action.
Grab your hiking boots and join us as we summit some of Britain’s highest peaks this summer. We have three events to choose from – Snowdon, Ben Nevis or our Yorkshire 3 Peaks in the beautiful Pennine range.